The latest report from SNS Research (Dubai, UAE) indicates that service revenue associated with 5G-based FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) subscriptions will reach $1 billion by the end of 2019. “Commonly referred to as FWA, Fixed Wireless Access has emerged as one of the most predominant use cases for early 5G network rollouts,” states the analyst. […]
4G & 5G
What is 5G, and when do I get it?
LOOK AT THE top corner of your phone screen. Right now, it probably reads 4G LTE, and you’re probably fine with that. But soon—and we’re talking years, not months—your phone will say 5G there instead. The mobile industry is buzzing about this next generation of high-speed wireless service, and you can expect the chatter to […]
Choosing the right backhaul for small operators
There is a near universal consensus among mobile operators that small cells are the way of the future – the only solution that will enable them to provide the capacity they need to meet the expectations for the fast growing numbers of smartphone users. Small cells allow operators to use their existing and new spectrum […]
Time line to 5G
Research work on 5G started about “ve years ago with significant research projects in Europe, China, Korea, and Japan. At the same time, ITU-R started working on setting the fundamental requirements for 5G, followed more recently by the NGMN, an operator pre-standards organization, with the release of its 5G White Paper at Mobile World Congress […]
What is 5G?
What is 5G and what is driving it? Simply stated, 5G is the “fth generation mobile networks or the next major cellular evolution after 4G. About every ten years, the next generation of mobile networks appears, with each generation improving upon the last. As with each new generation, 5G is expected to be more spectrally […]
Why not using 4G,
Why is 4G not enough? LTE, designed primarily to serve smart phones and improve users’ wireless internet experience, has been a great success. First deployed 6 years ago, 4G LTE has become the fastest-growing mobile technology in history. Today it globally supports approximately 500 million subscribers. Since its launch, LTE has evolved to support higher […]
Comparison of LTE and WiMAX
1. Comparison of LTE Rel-8 and WiMAX 802.16e There are a lot of commonalities between LTE Rel-8 and WiMAX, but there are some notable differences. For example: LTE uses SC-FDMA for the uplink, whereas mobile WiMAX uses OFDMA. LTE user equipment (SC-FDMA) has a lower peak-to-average-power ratio when compared to mobile WiMAX user equipment (OFDMA), […]
4G Subscribers reached 497 million by Year end 2004, growth outpaced 3G.
March 11, 2015: GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, has underlined the accelerating pace of development of LTE around the world by confirming that LTE subscriptions are growing faster than any other mobile communications system technology, and by a substantial margin. Referring to newly-released data provided by Ovum Ltd, GSA calculated that 4G LTE subscription […]